TACLOBAN CITY – The province of Leyte has extended financial assistance to the six policemen who died during a misencounter in Sta.Rita, Samar.
Leyte Governor Leopoldo Dominico Petilla told Leyte Samar Daily Express in an interview over the weekend that his office has extended a total of P120,000 to the six victims of the misencounter with the government troops on June 25.
Gov.Petilla said that each victim was given P20,000.
He added that the financial assistance was given by the provincial administrator Atty. Edgardo Cordeño to the relatives of the slain policemen.
The six police men who died and were recipients of the financial assistance were: PO1 Wyndell Noromor of Matag-ob town; PO1 Edwin Ebrado of Matalom; PO1 Phil Rey Mendigo of Tanauan; PO1 Julius Suarez of Carigara; PO1 Rowell Reyes of San Isidro Northern Samar; and PO1 Julie Escalo of Basey, Samar.
The killed policemen who were on patrol duties engaged in firefight with members of the 87th Infantry Battalion.